SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #2

Batman kidnaps the world's most dangerous baby. That's a thing that actually happened today.

SPOILERS: Teen Titans #12

Special coverage, complete with Death Metal Riddler!

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #964

Well, half the issue wasn't Spoiler's story, so there's that.

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

And we're back... maybe a bit too soon.

SPOILERS: Batman #30

When all is said and done, Kite-Man is going to be the answer to Tom King's Batman arc in some way.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #31


One more issue left in the War of Jokes and Riddles. What did Batman do that's so bad? Well... that's what final issues are for. Har har.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #29


If the Batman Who Laughs is death metal-ish... I'd say Ice Golems are pretty power metal-ish... Nightwish... Nightwish is the only band name that I can remember. Is Nightwish still a thing? ...what was I talking about. Nightwing? Close enough.

SPOILERS: Batman: The Red Death #1


If Batman being better than everyone else and finding ways to beat whoever, then perhaps these one-shots aren't going to be for you, because on top of everything, Batman is probably going to be a dick too.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #7


New arc, old foe, similar problems.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Batman #31 Preview


With the added artists to the rotating Batman team, I'm just bummed that means whenever Mikel Janin comes back (hopefully he does), it's going to be that much longer.

(Source: The GWW)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Batwoman #7 Preview


I've always liked Fernando Blanco's artwork, so this seems like a good fit.

(Source: Comic Beat)

New Nightwing Creative Team Announced


Somewhat unexpectedly, Nightwing got a new creative team announced for December, consisting of writer Sam Humphries and artist Bernard Chang (and if the book remains twice monthly, we'll be sure to see another artist join at some point).  Essentially, Humphries and Seeley switched books, as Seeley was announced to be taking over writing duties of Green Lanterns a month or two ago.

My thoughts are somewhat mixed, though optimistic. On one hand, I've yet to read anything from Humphries that has grabbed me... I didn't like his Uncanny X-Force and Green Lanterns didn't hold my attention, but it's a small sample size, and I have seen people enjoying Green Lanterns. I do like Bernard Chang's art, so that's a plus. All that being said, I'm real bummed Seeley is leaving the Bat books. I've been a fan of his since Hack/Slash, and remember seeing his first Legends of the Dark Knight digital story thinking "I hope this leads to more main-line Seeley Bat stuff" and sure enough, it did and there was a lot of it.

Though, never got that Seeley written Catwoman book I dreamed about...

Looking Forward: September 20th, 2017


Metal is in full swing next week with the first of the one-shots of the twisted Batmen. I've taken a look at it, and boy does it sure look messed up.
  • Batman #31: Batman teams up with the Riddler to take the Joker down... what could go wrong?
  • Nightwing #29: Nightwing joins the Metal fun all thanks to some stuff I called awhile ago... despite playing with a loaded deck, but HEY! ...called it.
  • Batman: The Red Death #1: What would happen if Batman took the speed force from Barry Allen by force? Nothing good.
  • Batwoman #7: Batwoman's in the desert, Scarecrow's in the desert, let's make an issue of it!
Solicitations also hit next week, and there's already been some news to break coming out of it, so I'll get to that shortly. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #2


So... I've been dreading writing this issue up, because what follows is a series of events that are so fucking strange and insane, it's hard to make a cohesive write up of it... But, shit, I'll try.

SPOILERS: Teen Titans #12


NOTE: This takes place after Dark Nights: Metal #2, so if you care enough not to be spoiled, wait til after you read that one. (Post should go up 15 minutes after this)

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #964


On one side we got Clayface being real bummed about stuff, on the other side we've got Stephanie being a big bummer in general. What to do?

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14


And we're back... been nearly half a year since I did one of these issues? Well, that's how much I hated that new Oracle, so there you have it. Is it good to be back!? WEEEEELL...

Maybe next month?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Batman: White Knight #1 Preview


Sean Murphy is so god damn good at what he does, it isn't fair.

Also, this morning on Twitter, he said Catwoman wouldn't be in this book, but he's saving her for something else, so hopefully there's more of whatever the hell he wants to do in Gotham in the future.

(Source: DC Comics)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal #2 Preview


It took Snyder forever to write Damian, but him going "Listen, lady" to god damn Wonder Woman of all people, is simply the best.

(Source: Multiversity)

Detective Comics #964 Preview


I hope this issue ends with some sanctamonious speech from Steph to Batman only with him to go "Yeah yeah, Tim's alive."

(Source: Graphic Policy)

Looking Forward: September 13th, 2017


Big week next week, Metal is back along with the crossovers, and hey, it looks like I'm covering Birds of Prey again since Gus and Calculator are gone!
  • Dark Nights: Metal #2: ...I wish I could say why I'm so excited for this issue.
  • Teen Titans #12: If Damian acts the way he did in the Metal preview, then sold even more.
  • Detective Comics #964: I didn't hate the last Steph issue, so now comes the rubber match.
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14: Annnnnnd we're back, and with less nonsense character that I really disliked!
...Seriously, fucking Metal.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SPOILERS: Batman #30


If you thought Kite-Man was down on his luck and this would be where things turn around... no, that is not this issue, in any sense.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #28


I'll take any return to Spyral I can get. Ended too soon, if you ask me. At least we have these short flings... Speaking of flings...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Batman #30 Preview


If you were thinking "Man, that first Kite-Man issue didn't shit on Kite-Man enough" then I have got some good news for you.

(Source: DC Comics)